Minatare-Melbeta Fire Chief, 2 Firefighters Hurt In Ambulance Crash


     Minatare-Melbeta Fire Chief Brandi Ehler and 2 firefighters were injured Friday evening in a rollover making an accident run in the fire department’s primary ambulance/Rescue Unit.

     Scotts Bluff County Sheriff Mark Overman says Firefighter Aden Taylor Sr was driving and was taken to Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff by ambulance along with Chief Ehler. 

      Both were treated and released but were also described as needing future medical treatment.

        Firefighter Lashae Ehler was flown to Regional West by the AirLink helicopter ambulance and remained hospitalized Sunday morning with non-life threatening injuries. 

       Chief Ehler said Saturday that her department has a backup ambulance with personnel already in the process of moving equipment into it.